Thought for the day….” Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies”.
” If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them”.
There is a strange story in the news at the moment about Brent Council in London, England. They have installed a hologram ‘receptionist’, a moving human image who ‘answers’ questions from visitors. Brent Council says that the hologram will save GBP 17000 a year. This is after they spent GBP 90 million on a new civic centre, which opened this year. And perhaps they forget, that one less (real) person will now not have a job, and will presumably have to be supported by the government there. False economy?? And in these hard economic times, should any local government be spending GBP 90 million on a new civic centre?? Surely hospitals and schools come first, well before any civic centres. Perhaps we should ask the hologram receptionist for the answers? Stop the world, I want to get off……………………………………
Off to Split, Croatia for the photo today, and the harbourside in the city centre. Situated on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia was the home of the famous traveller Marco Polo.. It was formed in 1991 when it became independent from the former Yugoslavia, and it has recently become a member of the European Union. It has more than 1000 islands along its coast. An interesting fact is that the White House (Washington, USA) is built of Croatian stone, as is the Austrian Pariliament building in Wien, Austria. Croatia was also the site of the world’s first hydro electric power station in 1895 (Sibenik). The town of Hum in Istria is said to be the world’s smallest town, with just 23 citizens.
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